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July 16, 2007

Jane Austen’s prayer

Prayinghands Still not quite out of the "A"s yet in The Book of Uncommon Prayer. Today there's a treat for all of us Austen fans: two of her prayers (which, as I posted in my last blog-a-book entry, were what helped inspire the compiling of the book in the first place).

This is a good passage to remember whenever we come face-to-face with the need for a little humility in our daily lives. And I have to smile at the phrase about "domestic comfort and innocent enjoyment," because even though I'm not as much of an Austen expert as I would like to be, it still just sounds so very Jane-like.

We thank thee with all our hearts for every gracious dispensation, for all the blessings that have attended our lives, for every hour of safety, health, and peace, of domestic comfort and innocent enjoyment. We feel that we have been blessed far beyond any thing that we have deserved; and though we cannot but pray for a continuance of all these mercies, we acknowledge our unworthiness of them and impore thee to pardon the presumption of our desires.

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